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Community-based health care, including outreach and campaigns, in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic

Abstract
Community-based health care is an essential part of primary care at all times; in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, the distinct capacity of trusted community members for social engagement and delivering care where it is needed is ever more critical. This joint WHO, UNICEF and IFRC guidance addresses the role of community-based health care in the pandemic context. It includes practical recommendations for decision makers to help keep communities and health workers safe, to sustain essential services at the community level, and to ensure an effective response to COVID-19. Using this comprehensive and coordinated approach will help countries strengthen the resilience of community-based health services throughout the pandemic, into early recovery and beyond.

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Type
Report
Author
World Health Organization
Year of Publication
2020
Document Number
WHO/2019-nCoV/Comm_health_care/2020.1
Date Published
05/2020
Type
Interim Guidance
Language
eng
Institution
World Health Organization
Other Numbers
WHO/2019-nCoV/Comm_health_care/2020.1
Publication Language
eng